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Mercedes confirms February 23 launch date for W08 chassis

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The successor to the three-time defending championship-winning W05, W06 and W07 for Mercedes AMG Petronas – the new W08 – will be launched at Silverstone on February 23.

The team announced the news on Wednesday morning, in addition to a VIP competition allowing at least one lucky fan to attend the launch alongside the team.

Mercedes’ launch will be one day before Ferrari’s. Figure sometime even sooner though we will get the expected confirmation of Valtteri Bottas as Lewis Hamilton’s new teammate, following the surprise retirement of newly crowned World Champion Nico Rosberg.

Dakar Rally video highlights from the concluding Stage 14

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EDITOR’S NOTE: NBCSN will air additional Dakar Rally highlights on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. ET and Monday at 7 p.m. ET.

The 40th Dakar Rally is now history.

Nearly 550 competitors began the early 5,600-mile long race 15 days ago and concluded Saturday.

As we’ve done throughout the Rally, here are some key video highlights from NBCSN’s coverage of the Rally:

TRUCKS

CARS

QUADS

 

MOTORCYCLES